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A podcast that follows the Witches of Scotland campaign to bring justice to those accused, convicted and executed as witches under the Witchcraft Act 1563

Witches of Scotlan‪d‬ Madison Mitchell

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A podcast that follows the Witches of Scotland campaign to bring justice to those accused, convicted and executed as witches under the Witchcraft Act 1563

    EP 23 DOUG SPEIRS ON LILAS ADIE

    EP 23 DOUG SPEIRS ON LILAS ADIE

    Zoe and Claire discuss the third and final part of Doug Speirs story bringing the Lilas Adie story up to the 21st Century

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EPISODE 22 DOUG SPEIRS, ARCHAEOLOGIST ON LILAS ADIE

    EPISODE 22 DOUG SPEIRS, ARCHAEOLOGIST ON LILAS ADIE

    This week Doug takes Zoe and Claire into the detail of Lilias Adie’s trial - and tells us the detail of her confessions and the records written clearly some time after the accusations - were they written as a cover up? Did the Minister ask for these papers when he moved parish because he knew the case was problematic and wanted to cover his tracks?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EPISODE 21 - DOUGLAS SPEIRS - ARCHAEOLOGIST

    EPISODE 21 - DOUGLAS SPEIRS - ARCHAEOLOGIST

    Zoe and Claire speak to Douglas Speirs about Lilias Adie - Scotland’s most famous woman who was accused of witchcraft - Who was she? What was her life like? Why was she accused of witchcraft? The first of 3 parts where we examine in detail Lilias life, death and beyond.

    • 57 min
    EPISODE 20 - EXCLUSIVE - JOIN THE PETITION TO PARDON, APOLOGISE AND OBTAIN A NATIONAL MONUMENT

    EPISODE 20 - EXCLUSIVE - JOIN THE PETITION TO PARDON, APOLOGISE AND OBTAIN A NATIONAL MONUMENT

    After months of building discussion and debate on the topic Zoe and Claire read out the public petition which is now live on the website www.parliament.scot/getting involved/petitions/witchesofscotland We also hear the poetic call for justice in the poem “In Memoriam” written by the very talented @Lenniesaurus

    • 12 min
    EPISODE 19 HEAL & HARROW

    EPISODE 19 HEAL & HARROW

    Zoe and Claire discuss the fate of 3 women, one of whom was alleged to have sought help to kill her former husbands ... We also speak to Rachel and Lauren from Heal & Harrow and discuss their future project to memorialise the people of Scotland killed as witches - to record both folklore and fact - and our first ever scoop as they reveal they writer who will be working on the project!

    • 53 min
    EPISODE 18 IAIN MC SPORRAN QC ON ROBERT BURNS DEPICTION OF WITCHES IN TAM O SHANTER

    EPISODE 18 IAIN MC SPORRAN QC ON ROBERT BURNS DEPICTION OF WITCHES IN TAM O SHANTER

    Join us as Iain Mc Sporran QC tells us about the story of Robert Burns and arguably his most famous poem, Tam o Shanter and his depiction of the dancing witches that Tam interrupts on his way home from the pub... we also talk about addressing past wrongs, and why looking at history honestly means recording the truth of the past.

    • 39 min

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